THINKFREE Launches Beta Version of Global Corporate AI Search Service Refinder AI

SEOUL, South Korea, July 9, 2024– THINKFREE, a subsidiary of the world-class AI technology company HANCOM, has launched the beta version of Refinder AI, an AI search and Q&A solution targeting the global corporate market.


Refinder AI is an AI service that enables integrated searches of massive data scattered across numerous business platforms used by an enterprise, regardless of the data sources and relations. Linking all productivity and collaboration platforms such as Gmail, Google Drive, Confluence, Jira, Slack and Notion, it provides an all-in-one service for finding web content, office documents, PDF files, emails, messages, etc., saved in the platforms. It is characterized by fast and accurate answers provided on the basis of verified data within the boundaries of the respective enterprise.

Notably, in addition to simple data searches, Refinder AI also plays the role of an assistant. When a user enters a query or a search word, the AI understands the meaning of the query and the user’s intention, and provides an answer in natural language by combining information with the highest accuracy and relevance from the data scattered across the enterprise. It provides results by accessing all platforms through a single search so the user doesn’t have to search every platform or memorize where information is saved.

As the service handles corporate data saved in various platforms, the level of security has been reinforced. Refinder AI is designed to not search critical data for unauthorized users. The AI provides answers by referring only to data that have been authorized by the company that introduced the solution. In particular, unlike other corporate search solutions, it does not require a separate development process. And various applications used by an enterprise can be conveniently loaded.

“While the amount of data generated and retained each year by enterprises across the world is increasing at an exponential rate, the rate of effective data use in business is very low,” said THINKFREE CEO Kim Du-yeong. “THINKFREE will target the global cloud market with Refinder AI, and grow into a company that draws the world’s attention by combining HANCOM’s world-class document technology with advanced AI technologies.”

Altair Named Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem Partner

SEOUL, South Korea, July 9, 2024 — Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global leader in computational intelligence, has been selected as an electronic design automation (EDA) partner for the Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem (SAFE™).


Altair has been selected as an electronic design automation (EDA) partner for the Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem (SAFE™). This collaboration combines Altair’s comprehensive EDA technology with Samsung Foundry’s manufacturing capabilities to establish a more innovative, more efficient semiconductor design and production process.
Through this collaboration, Altair and Samsung Electronics will combine Altair’s comprehensive EDA technology with Samsung Foundry’s manufacturing capabilities to establish a more innovative, more efficient semiconductor design and production process.

“Integrated design and verification solutions are a key element in the semiconductor industry, which demands fast, high-quality production,” said Doha Kim, country manager, Altair Korea. “By providing various design and verification solutions, Altair supports collaboration within the ecosystem, including with Samsung Foundry, design houses, and fabless companies, to enhance productivity and quality.”

Altair was selected as a SAFE EDA partner for its diverse technological capabilities in providing various solutions needed for semiconductor design and verification, including silicon debugging tools. These solutions are used to meet and verify various design requirements for foundry customers by providing chip design, analog circuit verification, production process simulation, and rapid debugging technology.

Among these solutions is Altair® FlowTracer™, a visualization platform for digital circuit design flow that facilitates problem identification and resolution for library and process design kit (PDK) users through visualization. Additionally, it standardizes complex multi-structure design flows, enabling efficient management of semiconductor design and verification processes.

Within the partnership, Altair also plans to offer integrated solutions including high-performance computing (HPC) resource management, AI-based meta-scheduling technology, and data analytics solutions. Together, both companies aim to enhance market responsiveness and product development competitiveness to quickly handle large amounts of data.

Football Fever: Agoda Shares Top Markets Searching For Holiday Accommodations in Germany

SINGAPORE, July 8, 2024– As football fever reaches its height in Europe this summer, digital travel platform Agoda has identified the top Asian markets searching for holiday accommodations in Germany during the continent’s popular tournament. South Korea came out on top, followed by Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and India.

The football tournament has drawn interest from travelers throughout Asia, from northern Asian markets like South Korea to India further west. The final week of the tournament will see matches being played in Munich and Dortmund, finally culminating at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Other host cities were Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Leipzig, and Stuttgart, each with lively and festive fan zones, attracting football enthusiasts and tourists alike.

Andrew Smith, Senior Vice President, Supply at Agoda shared, “Major European football tournaments have always been a big draw for football fans, and this year is no exception. Asia’s interest in Germany for accommodation during the tournament further proves that, with travelers keen to explore more of what the host cities have to offer beyond just the games. And it’s great to see an uptake in travelers looking to Agoda to provide them with their stay, flight, and experience options.”

Agoda’s data highlights that Munich is the most searched destination from Asia, followed closely by Berlin. Hamburg, Dusseldorf, and Cologne also feature prominently, offering a mix of historical landmarks, modern attractions, and a lively sports scene.

To help travelers see the world for less, Agoda offers great value deals for travel to Europe, Asia, or elsewhere. The Agoda platform offers over four million holiday properties, more than 130,000 flight routes, and over 300,000 activities.